The Magic of Bookstores

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6 Responses

  1. Kristin says:

    You are so right! There is nothing that can pull me out of a bad mood quite like a bookstore! I love independent bookstores but honestly my favourite place to be is Chapters! It instantly puts a smile on my face!

  2. Lauren says:

    I am with you 100 percent! I am fortunate enough to have a small indie near me that is constantly trying to stay afloat. Whenever I go in I buy a book. I try to buy a book that I haven’t heard of before or a new release that slipped past my radar, but the biggest thing about this shop for me in addition to the book is the community. I meet so many cool bookish people and we meet up once a month for book club at the store, and we also do author events, and knitting nights! It’s a place of refuge and a great way to meet new people.

  3. So true. There’s nothing better than strolling the aisles and looking at the covers and spines. Every time I go there I see something new that I may not have considered. And I always end up having a conversation about books with a random person – whether they wanted to talk to me or not! I went to the bigger Chapters Indigo in London (not by the white oaks mall) and I swear I drooled
    PS – hope the drop stopped! ?

  4. Actually going to a bookstore has become a rare thing in my book-buying routine, that’s true! Mostly I order my books from Amazon. And since I live in a town where there is not ONE decent bookstore, this adds to not making an effort. But I do remember when I bought all my books after having physically fet the magic of it. You are absolutely right! It does feel like being surrounded by a thousand different worlds waiting to take you in. I miss that magic but the easy availability of online stores is making it difficult to go back to that old routine. ?

    • J.W. Martin says:

      Convenience is a monolith not easily defeated. I still buy books online. Even further, I sometimes buy eBooks. But, I still make time for the brick & mortar stores.

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